Arrogant A$$hole Ainge

Posted by: hoops88 on Wed May 15th, 2019 8:15 am
The game has changed. Anyone open outside the arc needs to be available for a 45% 3-point attempt. If you don't have that you are giving up points on each possession. When the team starts shooting 35% with wide open shots, then it is a loss of confidence.Kyrie forces a lot. He pushes his skills to the limit. But he is a much better defender in a modern NBA switching defense than a small guard like IT. The Celtics in the post-season were like a small Maine high school team. One or two good players, but when the bench came in, it was like letting the JV players compete against the other team's Varsity B squad.
Posted by: Speed on Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 8:04 am
Fire the pompous self righteous ass...Kyrie was nothing but disaster....bkack hole of offense where ball movent stops...no character....forces shots....shoot first pass second point....terrible leader especially with young players...moody head case....blames rather than leads...Ainge mus judged Kyrie...not a Celtic...Ainge treatment of IT poisons image of Boston showing lack of loyalty ...IT died for green and The Mormon discarded him like trash...this poisons image...example AD and AD father...they simply despised Boston...Boston in future will be anathema to free agents...Ainge failed to act in mid season when it was clear Chemistry was poisoning team...Ainge over rated Rozier another poor shoooting black hole ball hog with attitude issues...Ainge so poisoned chemistry mix that team became a soap opera,drama,rather than basketball team...this turned off mature old pro Horford as atmosphere and Ainger failed negotiating drove old pro away....Celtics,will miss Horfirds steady presence far more than Kyrie's...Ainger shafted another loyal C Baynes reinforcing image of disloyalty and jeopardizing attraction of future free agents...Ainges plan to build Cs far too complicated to every work...it was like a Rube Goldberg machine...too many outcomes deoendent on other outcomes...the stars had to be aligned just right and they werent...Several years ago i calked Ainge out for what he is a pompous arrogant asshole...mist here were drinking the Danny Kool.Aide...but sadly i was right...Wyc should fire Ainge and move on.....
Posted by: hoops88 on Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 7:10 pm
Things definitely got more difficult when you can't keep players like Horford. Now it is a young team, but you can't win unless you play good team ball.I just don't understand how they make the ECF without Hayward and Irving in 2018, and then get bounced earlier when they have these all-stars in the lineup in 2019.
Posted by: hoopsisme on Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 7:59 pm
Let's sort a couple things out.Hayward sustained a SIGNIFICANT injury . I am not convinced he is all the way back. Maybe he doesn't return to his previous level. With Kyrie at point, those around him weren't better.Someone is going to pay horford well north of 100 million. Way too much. He isn't getting younger. Boston got some bounces a year ago getting to the finals.
Posted by: bcbc55 on Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 8:19 pm
Things definitely got more difficult when you can't keep players like Horford. Now it is a young team, but you can't win unless you play good team ball.

I just don't understand how they make the ECF without Hayward and Irving in 2018, and then get bounced earlier when they have these all-stars in the lineup in 2019.
"hoops88": I believe they had to play together in order to get to the 7th game of the Eastern Conference Finals. They seemed to let the game come to them instead of taking themselves to the game. They seemed to play the game more from the shoulders up, not from the shoulders down. They used passing not dribbling to get their shots.They won more games past season 2018-19 when Irving did not play and lost more games when he did play. He controlled the ball to much with the dribble and going one on one. They certainly played better in the playoffs in 2018 then they did in 2019. Only difference was Irving and Hayward. However, I did not think Hayward was that much of a negative in 2018-19. Hope he is back to the way he did in 2017-18 with the Utah Jazz next year.TOO MANY I's in KyrIe IrvIng's name and no I's in Gordon Hayward's name.Also, very surprised that Ainge and Stevens didn't recognize and see the problem this past season and use "John Wooden's coaches best friend the BENCH" when Irving didn't play the way he should have and the way that Ainge and Stevens wanted him to play. Meaning WE instead of I or US not ME.Real bad decision to bring Irving in 2 years ago. Hayward was a good moveJust my opinion and being a Spurs fan and you see what happened to them when they lost their big 3 that lead them for 20 years of Duncan, Parker and Ginobli.T-together E-everyone -A-accept M-merge that spells TEAM and defines TEAM.
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Feb 7th, 2020 4:33 am
Danny Ainge justifies Celtics' trade deadline inactivity with Red Auerbach The 2020 NBA trade deadline has passed, and Danny Ainge is satisfied with where his Boston Celtics stand despite not making any moves.Ainge and the Celtics actively scoured the trade market, but ultimately decided to stand pat when asking prices were too high. To the C's general manager, the inability to work out a deal was a blessing in disguise.ttps://sports.yahoo.com/danny-ainge-jus ... 29302.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Feb 7th, 2020 4:34 am
Brian Scalabrine 'disappointed' Celtics didn't trade for Clint Capela at deadlineThe 2020 NBA trade deadline was an eventful one, but not for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics.The C's decided to stand pat despite being connected in trade rumors to players like Clint Capela, Andre Drummond, and Davis Bertans. That means unless they peruse the buyout market (Tristan Thompson, perhaps?), they'll march toward the playoffs with their current group.Boston's decision to stay quiet at the deadline didn't sit well with Brian Scalabrine, who believes the Celtics will need a legitimate center in order to compete with their top Eastern Conference foes in the postseason.https://sports.yahoo.com/brian-scalabri ... 16622.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Tue Apr 21st, 2020 4:47 am
nice side story .... How Danny Ainge-Michael Jordan golf outing nearly cost 1986 CelticsWe all know what happened next: Jordan went off for an NBA playoff record 63 points in Game 2, forcing the game to double overtime before Boston eked out a 135-131 win.Download the MyTeams app for the latest Celtics news and analysisAinge added more insight into that fateful golf outing during the second episode of ESPN's "The Last Dance" documentary, which aired Sunday night and detailed the rise of Jordan's Bulls in the 1980s."I took a few bucks off of Michael that day, and we're talking trash to each other," Ainge said in the documentary. "That might have been a mistake."https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/celtic ... 86-celtics
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Mon Jul 13th, 2020 4:46 am

Shaughnessy’s reaction when he realizes he can get Bill Russell with the second pick is amazing lol.

Posted by: Tom Nolette on Mon Jul 13th, 2020 4:48 am

but I think my favorite part was getting Danny Ainge’s candid evaluations afterward.